Key Programming: Mercury Sable 2008-2009

Key Programming Mercury Sable 2008-2009

Mercury Sable 2008-2009 Key Programming Procedure

 

The following are the key programming procedures for Mercury Sable for the year 2008 and 2009.

 

ADD KEY (Must have two working original keys):

1. Insert the first previously programmed coded keys into the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the first coded key from the ignition.
4. Within 10 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position, insert the second previously coded key into the ignition.
5. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
6. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the second coded key from the ignition.
7. Within 20 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the new un-programmed key (new key/valet key) into the ignition.
8. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3(RUN) position for at least 6 seconds.
9. Remove the newly programmed coded key from the ignition.

If the key has been successfully programmed, it will start the vehicle’s engine and will operate the remote entry system (if the new key is an Integrated Keyhead Transmitter). The theft indicator light will illuminate for 3 seconds and then go out to indicate successful programming.

If the key was not successfully programmed, it will not start your vehicle’s engine and/or will not operate the remote entry features. The theft indicator light may flash on and off. Wait 20 seconds and you may repeat Steps 1 through 8. If the failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the new key(s) programmed.

To program additional new un-programmed key(s), wait 20 seconds and then repeat this procedure from Step 1.

 

About Mercury Sable

The Mercury Sable is a large luxury sedan available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configuration, and it is built in Mercury’s Chicago Assembly Plant in Illinois. It was also constructed in Atlanta, Georgia, until manufacturing was halted on Friday, April 29, 2005, when the plant closed.

The Mercury Sable was a watershed design for the company and the entire American automotive industry. It was also a highly influential car in the marketplace, with Mercury selling more than 2 million units over the course of its 20-year existence. This car’s design was considered to be so far ahead of its time that the press dubbed it “the car that arrived from the moon.” The “lightbar” on the front of the Sable, a low-wattage lighting between the headlights, was a significant design element of the vehicle. This later became the standard design for the Mercury line-up and was emulated by several other automakers in the early 1990s, but never with the same level of popularity as Mercury achieved. The Sable was given a facelift in 1992, and it received its first major makeover the following year. The 1996 model served as the foundation for the car up until the 2005 model year and beyond. In 2000, a comprehensive sheet metal and interior overhaul took place, mitigating some of the problematic design elements of the previous model year’s vehicle. Minor aesthetic changes were made to the automobile in 2004 to make it even more polished. Mercury Sable station wagons were produced until late 2004 before being phased out of production. And on Friday, April 29, 2005, the last Sable automobile rolled off the production line. In a press conference held on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show, Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally announced the all-new Mercury Sable for the 2008 model year.

The all-new 2008 Mercury Sable blends intelligent technologies with a sophisticated new design to create a truly remarkable vehicle. Under the hood, there’s a new 3.5L V-6 engine that was named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines, which is mated to a class-exclusive six-speed automated transmission as standard. Numerous innovative technologies are employed throughout the cabin, including the exclusive voice-control functionality of the SYNC communications and entertainment system.

However, Mercury will most certainly discontinue manufacture of the Sable in 2009, once again as a result of weak sales and the company’s decision to concentrate on smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles and crossovers in the future. However, the Ford Taurus will undergo a significant redesign in 2010 and will no longer be produced alongside its Mercury counterparts.

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